Press Release Thursday 30 April 2009 Give Our Bangers a Bash on Sausage Saturday! 50p off a pack of sausages Tasty bites of local sausages and other regionally produced foods will be on the table for tastings at Fresh @ Burcot’s Sausage Saturday sampling day. The event is being held on Saturday 16 May at Fresh@Burcot Garden Centre, in Burcot village near Bromsgrove. On Sausage Saturday visitors are invited to taste some of the wonderful local food regularly stocked in the shop. The garden centre’s Cafe Fresh uses many local ingredients in the food it serves too. *If a visitor takes this article to the counter they will also be entitled to 50p off a pack of sausages. Fresh@Burcot is a member of HEART of ENGLAND fine foods (HEFF), the regional food group for the West Midlands, and its Savour the Flavour retail scheme whereby Savour the Flavour branded chillers and shelves are placed in store and stocked with a range of locally produced food and drink. Owner Neil Gow said: “We wanted to promote the fact that “local” is very important to us and that we stock a good range at Fresh. Our main business is the garden centre and there are very few of our plants which haven’t come from growers in the region so we’ve continued that philosophy into Fresh as keeping things regional matters to us hugely. “So I’d encourage people to come along and sample some sausages from Simple Suppers along with a range of other regionally produced foods.” Other producers stocked at Fresh are: Tyrrell’s, Country Markets, Franks, Essential Dressings, Fowlers Cheese, Four Anjels, Devine Foods, The Shropshire Spice Company, Harvest of Arden, Hampstead Brewing, Kit’s Kitchen and Wye Valley Apiaries. In the garden centre, which is open every day (Monday to Saturday 9.00am - 5.30pm and Sundays 10.30 til 4.30pm) visitors can also buy barbecues and charcoal as well as a range of garden furniture and everything else needed to enjoy the garden this summer. For more information call Fresh@Burcot on 01527 873470 or visit the website www.burcotgardencentre.co.uk For more information about HEART of ENGLAND fine foods and its Savour the Flavour retail scheme visit www.heff.co.uk or call the HEFF office on 01746 785185. ENDS Notes to Editors Issued by the HEFF press office on behalf of Fresh@Burcot For more information about this event please contact Nicci or Neil Gow at Fresh@Burcot on 01527 873470. For more information about HEFF please contact: HEFF press office: Laura Bradbeer Telephone: 01746 785185 Email firstname.lastname@example.org HEART of ENGLAND fine foods was formed in 1998 to promote and raise awareness of food and drink within the West Midlands. Through an extensive programme, the organisation helps the region’s food and drink businesses to develop and create profitable and sustainable markets for their products. * If a visitor takes the printed news article to Fresh@Burcot on Saturday 16 May they will be entitled to 50p off a pack of sausages while stocks last. Projects managed by HEART of ENGLAND fine foods on behalf of the West Midlands Food Partnership are part-funded by Advantage West Midlands, the European Regional Development Fund and the Rural Development Plan for England.